Tweens and teens get COVID vaccine for back-to-school season

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- Vaccinating tweens and teens not only keeps them safe. It will lessen the overall spread anywhere they go, including school and summer camp.

Teens who’ve already taken the first step in getting the vaccine feel confident in finishing strong.

“I’m not actually worried about getting the second dose,” Noel shares, “I felt like it was all good to get a vaccine now I’m feeling more safer, better for the community to stop the virus.

COVID vaccines are available for young people ages 12 and up. Younger siblings who are not old enough for a dose yet hope to protect themselves with a vaccine when the time comes.

“I don’t want to get sick, so I should get the vaccine,” Maritca believes, “I’m happy that they’re giving people the vaccine so people don’t get sick.”

The process for being fully vaccinated takes exactly 5 weeks. The COVID vaccine bus has multiple future stops throughout Mesa County

A new COVID test site will open on July 12 at Central High School.

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